Elon Musk unveils plans for speaking Teslas that can use AI to talk to pedestrians through loudspeakers
Elon Musk unveils plans for speaking Teslas that can use AI to talk to pedestrians through loudspeakers – and even has a ‘fart mode’
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed an upcoming position on his personal Twitter
- He said that Teslas can talk to pedestrians through the external speakers
- The technology would also let drivers fart sound from the speakers
- The speakers are located on the inside of the front grilles of the electric vehicles
- They produce artificial noise to comply with safety regulations
We may not have flying cars, but we may have ‘talking’ cars soon.
Elon Musk teased an upcoming Tesla feature that combines external speakers and artificial intelligence, allowing vehicles with pedestrians to ‘speak’.
The billionaire said that in addition to conversations with people, drivers could also make a fart sound from the speakers.
Musk shared a clip of the technology on his personal Twitter page, which highlights a Model 3 driving through the streets and talking speakers. “Well, don’t just stand there staring. Get in’.
“Teslas will talk to people soon if you want,” he said in the tweet on Saturday. ‘This is real.’
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Musk shared a clip of the technology on his personal Twitter page, which highlights a Model 3 driving through the streets and talking speakers. “Well, don’t just stand there staring. Get in’
The speakers have been added to the electric vehicles under the Pedestrian Enhancement Safety Act of 2010.
This law requires electric vehicles to make noise when driving at speeds below 19 miles per hour to compensate for the relative silence of their engines
And Tesla placed theirs in the front grills of every vehicle.
It is not clear why the company would record a fart as an option, but Musk has previously teased this feature.
In October he noted that owners could quickly adjust the sound of their car horns – and one of the sounds is a fart sound.
The CEO shared this on Twitter and said the horns contain a range of sounds, including goat bites and the sound of coconut shells.
Musk also noted that he would be open to let customers upload their own sound files.
Musk shared on Twitter that, apart from talking to people, drivers can also use the feature to make a fart sound
However, it is still clear when and whether these functions will be available.
In addition to talking cars and fart-blasting horns, it is believed that the California company is also working on a different type of vehicle – an “urban passenger transport with a high passenger density,” an electric bus-like vehicle.
Telsa has meticulously followed a ‘Master Plan’ over the past 14 years, written by Musk, and there is only one vehicle left to be released.
According to images released by Tesla, the ‘bus-like’ vehicle would allow people to drive around a city at a maximum speed of 124 miles per hour.
It is not clear why the company would record a fart as an option, but Musk has previously teased this feature. In October he noted that owners could quickly adjust the sound of their car horns – and one of the sounds is a fart sound
The design would be largely of glass and inside for passengers.
The Master Plan was first published in 2016, an outline that the company hopes to complete in the next decade.
The vision of the document includes the electric compact vehicles from Tesla, the Cybertruck and Cyberquad, according to Electrek.
Musk has commented that the Cybertruck would be Tesla’s last new product for a while, but the Master Plan said the company could be set up to launch a new transport vehicle.